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June 13, 2014
10:09 EDTTWX, MDP, TIMETime Inc. seen as acquistion target for Meredith
Magazine publisher Time Inc. (TIME) could be acquired by another magazine publisher, Meredith (MDP), late next year, Citigroup wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Citigroup initiated coverage of Time, which was spun off earlier this month by Time Warner (TWX), with a $28 price target and Buy rating. WHAT'S NEW: Meredith could buy Time in the fourth quarter of 2015, Citi analyst Jason Bazinet predicted. The deal is not likely to occur before then because of the tax-free nature of the Tiime spin-off, the analyst believes. Time shareholders would probably receive $28 per share in a takeover and would have 40%-48% of Meredith's equity following the deal, Bazinet estimated. The combined company could obtain $175M in annual cost savings from the deal and Meredith's stock would likely rise in the wake of the acquisition, the analyst believes. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Time fell about 1% to $22.28 while Meredith was also down 1% to $43.80.
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November 25, 2014
06:22 EDTTWXHBO, Tencent sign deal to distribute dramas, movies online in China, WSJ reports
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November 24, 2014
06:17 EDTTIMEJetBlue announces partnerships for Fly-Fi Hub
JetBlue (JBLU) is partnering with content providers Coursera, FOX (FOX, FOXA), HarperCollins Publishers, National Geographic, Rouxbe and Time Inc. (TIME) to offer customers more free content than any other U.S carrier in the sky. The Fly-Fi Hub is the new gateway to JetBlue's Fly-Fi offering, the fastest Wi-Fi in the sky, and went live this morning. Available to JetBlue customers via their own personal device, it will offer a wide range of entertainment options such as some of the most popular TV shows from FOX and National Geographic, ebook samples from HarperCollins, e-learning videos from Coursera and Rouxbe and the option to purchase magazines from Time Inc.'s portfolio. In the next phase of JetBlue's Fly-Fi Hub, due to roll out 1Q15, additional content from PBS, Random House and the Wall Street Journal (NWSA, NWS) will be added.
November 21, 2014
12:22 EDTTWXTurner, DISH restore channel service, extend carriage
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November 20, 2014
07:42 EDTTWXStudios looking abroad for opportunity in TV licensing, WSJ reports
For U.S. television studios, such as Time Warner’s (TWX) Warner Bros., licensing shows abroad, which was once a small side business, has become a much-needed source of growth and is increasingly needed to make shows profitable, reported The Wall Street Journal. In addition to Time Warner, CBS Corp. (CBS), Sony (SNE) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA) also see huge promise from international TV distribution, the report noted. Reference Link
November 18, 2014
13:09 EDTMDPMeredith signs licensing agreement with Clipper Corporation
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07:31 EDTTIMETime Inc., Outbrain announce multi-year global partnership
Time Inc. and Outbrain Inc. announced the details of an exclusive multi-year agreement that will see Time Inc. enhance its digital strategy by deploying the full suite of Outbrain’s solutions for seamlessly surfacing content that is relevant to audiences across its global portfolio. The partnership is expected to generate more than $100M for Time Inc. over the course of the agreement.
November 17, 2014
06:33 EDTTWXWarner Bros. wins 'Hobbit' royalties fight against Weinsteins, WSJ reports
Time Warner's Warner Bros. has prevailed over the Weinstein brothers in a $75M-plus lawsuit over the royalties for the second and third "Hobbit" films, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people with knowledge of the situation. Reference Link
November 14, 2014
16:52 EDTTIMEGreenlight Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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